Croydon’s Bellevue Days recalls The Xcerts at their most boisterous, Manchester Orchestra at their most anthemic, and Weezer at their perfect-pop-crunch best. The self-proclaimed “sludge-pop” four-piece have plans to release new material before the summer, and they’re hoping that their new songs – the follow-up to last year’s Sad Boy EP – will give them enough momentum to justify plenty of time on tour. Unsurprisingly, given the EP’s name, there’s a hefty amount of emo on show on Sad Boy, but it’s laced with pop hooks and lashings of indie coolness which make the band stick-out from the UK’s burgeoning DIY scene.

Bellevue Days have been riding the crest of a wave for the past twelve months, and when asked why they think their music is connecting with people, the band reckon it’s their hard to pin-down sound that helps. “There are a lot of indie bands out there right now,” Dan claims, “and maybe we’re a bit different; a bit rockier, and filling a different niche.” Bellevue Days’ tunes share as much, if not more, with Nirvana as they do with The Strokes.

As 2017 rolls on and Bellevue Days release more new music, it’s likely their stock will rise even higher. The band are already confirmed to play 2000trees in the summer. With tunes as good as they’ve got and a burning ambition driving them, you wouldn’t bet against this being the year that Bellevue Days well and truly deliver on the hype.

Bellevue Days Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Ripped Jeans’ below:

Plus support from PATRONS

Plymouth band Patrons are born out of long-standing friendships and a love for the unconventional. The band draw inspiration from personal events, feeding on whatever life throws at them. Musically, the band’s influences are ever growing; yet there is a deep-rooted love of the epic scale of song-craft by bands like Brand New, Thrice, Biffy Clyro and Reuben.

Patrons Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Listen’ below:

Plus support from WOOD AND NAILS

Birmingham indie punk four-piece Wood and Nails take inspiration from US bands such as JapandroidsThe Gaslight Anthem and Brand New but still have both feet planted firmly in the midlands with their lyrical take on modern life in the Second City.

Wood and Nails Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Sorrow’ below:

Plus support from THE CHALET LINES

The Chalet Lines is Birmingham’s solo moniker of Joseph Parker, a venture into a softer approach of lofi and emo pop. Chalet Lines takes inspiration from artists such as: Death Cab For Cutie, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Frankie Cosmos and Bright Eyes.

The Chalet Lines Links: Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Maybe One Day I’ll Go To Glasgow’ below: